John Martin Taylor is the author of several cookbooks, including Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking, The New Southern Cook, Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah, and The Fearless Frying Cookbook. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Fine Cooking, The Journal of Gastronomy, Gastronomica, Bon Appetit, Country Home, Cooking Light and The Washington Post.
Roberto Santibañez, author of Rosa's New Mexican Table, is a chef, restaurateur, culinary consultant, author and teacher.
Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of books (including Appetite, The Kitchen Diaries and Tender), presenter of BBC1's "Simple Cooking" and has served as a food columnist for The Observer for 20 years.
Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, teaches workshops on home fermentation.
Andrea Reusing, the 2011 winner of the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast, is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also the author of Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes, which was named one of 2011’s most notable cookbooks by The New York Times.
Once a hugely respected sommelier who reveled in the extravagance of princely pours, Josh now sips from the cups of carpenters in his quest for deliciousness.
Sally Swift is the managing producer and co-creator of The Splendid Table. Before developing the show, she worked in film, video and television, including stints at Twin Cities Public Television, Paisley Park, and Comic Relief with Billy Crystal. She also survived a stint as segment producer on The Jenny Jones Show.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.